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Category: Science

Bonjour Plastiki – New Caledonia, the final stop

Plastiki has arrived safely in New Caledonia after experiencing some challenging weather.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jul 2010

Rebecca leaves us

Sadly I have to report that Rebecca Field's money has run out so she will be leaving us today.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jun 2010

This week in Fish: Yellowfin Tuna and heaps of movies

It's been movie week on the fish site.  Many of the movies that appeared on the old site are now available.  We took delivery of a Yellowfin Tuna that is now in the collection and has had tissues removed for future genetic work.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jun 2010

This week in Fish: Mr Blobby on the Gruen Transfer

The big news for the week was the starring role that Mr Blobby played on the opening show of The Gruen Transfer.  Additions to the site include some pretty 'nasty' images of damage inflicted by a Smalltooth Cookie Cutter Shark, new fieldwork galleries and finally an image of the mouth of a lamprey.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2010

The Plastiki Expedition sets off on their final leg to Sydney

The Plastiki left Samoa this morning (our time). The crew has been replaced, the Plastiki restocked, spirits are high and they will sail into the harbour in 30 to 40 days time – Good luck crew!!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jun 2010

The BP oil spill in the US

There are many questions to be answered about how this oil spill in the USA happened. What policy and procedures were in place to ensure an environmental catastrophe would be avoided if something were to go wrong?

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jun 2010

A lecture by Dr Barry Smit one of Canada’s leading experts on climate change

I recently attended a lecture by Dr Barry Smit at the University of Wollongong. Dr Smit is a Professor of Geography and the Canada Chair in Global Environmental Change at the University of Guelph, Canada. Dr Smit served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was also a co-recipient of the Noble Peace Price 2007.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jun 2010

“Billabong Boy” – Arron Wood

A new book titled “Billabong Boy” has just been released. It is the story of Arron Wood and the things he overcame to become Australia’s leader in environmental education for children.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2010

Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

On the 1st of June in South Korea governments gave the go ahead for the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2010

World Environment message from David de Rothschild.

As another World Environment (5th June) has come and gone what can you do? Give nature a voice!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2010